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inter- +‎ dependent


interdependent (comparative more interdependent, superlative most interdependent)

  1. Mutually dependent; reliant on one another.
    • 1936 June 7, Nicholas Murray Butler, “Interdependent Nations”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Sooner or later it may dawn upon the present generation that it has witnessed and is witnessing the birth of a new world of interdependent peoples, in which many of the old names and shibboleths have either changed their meanings or lost them entirely.
    • 2012 May 18, Bob Doppelt, “Business leaders need systemic thinking for sustainability”, in The Guardian[2]:
      All life on our planet exists only because we are enmeshed within a complex web of interdependent ecological and social systems.
    • 2017 July 17, Martin Lukacs, “Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals”, in The Guardian[3]:
      Steeped in a culture telling us to think of ourselves as consumers instead of citizens, as self-reliant instead of interdependent, is it any wonder we deal with a systemic issue by turning in droves to ineffectual, individual efforts?
    • 2017 October 19, Sarah Binder; Mark Spindel, “The Fed Claims to Be Independent. That’s Mostly a Myth.”, in The New York Times[4], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Instead, think of Congress and the Fed as interdependent institutions — a political relationship that constrains the Fed’s conduct.
    • 2019 October, Ruth Bagley tells James Abbott, “Crunch time for Heathrow western link”, in Modern Railways, page 75:
      Ruth Bagley, WRLtH [Western Rail Link to Heathrow] Working Group chair with the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, is at pains to point out that the western rail link makes sense whether the third Heathrow runway gets built or not. 'The two are not interdependent', she says. 'The rail link DCO [Development Consent Order] should go in later this year for a decision in 2021, whereas the third runway DCO timetable is a year behind that.'

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From French interdépendant


interdependent m or n (feminine singular interdependentă, masculine plural interdependenți, feminine and neuter plural interdependente)

  1. interdependent